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Local Commentaries

Finding A New Prescription Plan If Yours Is No Longer Offered

Question: I got notification my Prescription Drug Plan coverage will no longer be offered in 2022. What happens now? Answer: This year there has been a significant reduction in the number of stand alone Prescription Drug Plans (PDP’s) offered in New York State. In 2021 we have 28 plans, in ...

Bring Back The Old Republican Party

In the old days, one could pretty much predict and describe the national Republican Party as that political force in America which opposed deficit spending, promoted smaller government and was pro-business. Today, describing the Grand Old Party (GOP) it is not that easy. The party has ...

Yellowstone Should Be On Your List

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK and GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – God blessed many people with beautiful countries. Canadians and Americans are surely among the blessed. One needn’t leave New York’s Southern Tier or Western New York to appreciate that. If, however, you’re of a mind ...

When Does The Insurance Company Announce The New Premium?

Question: When does my insurance company announce the new premium for next year? Answer: It is starting to feel like fall and that means we are fast approaching my favorite time of year, Annual Open Enrollment Period (OEP) for the Medicare insurance products. The insurance products that work ...

We Must Seek Out Common Ground

As I get older, I sometimes find it harder to manage expectations for myself and for what I should expect from others. I know that I am stubborn and opinionated, and these traits do not easily go away. In fact, they probably have become worse. On the other hand, I think my “fatherly” ...

New Bills Stadium Needs To Be Good

ORCHARD PARK — It’s well known around the National Football League that Buffalo Bills fans are among the league’s most enthusiastic. Meanwhile, the team has been good to fans, and not just by putting the “12th Man” on the current stadium’s wall of fame. Unlike many teams, the ...